ATS Lawyers - The Legal 500 Vietnam top-ranked firm

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The Legal 500, for the past decades, has been the leading accessor for law firms and well-trusted by clients as well as peers from all over the world. Recognized for our outstanding services and a strong team of experts with years of experience in law practices, ATS Lawyers is honored to be ranked as the leading law firm within the Legal 500 Vietnam list. In this article, we will dive into who the Legal 500 is, how their ranking and recognition work, and what ATS Lawyers is recognized for by the Legal 500.

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The Legal 500 Overview

Firstly, let’s discuss who the Legal 500 is and what information they provide for firms on their ranking list. The Legal 500 is a leading accessor for law firms all around the world, and these rankings are produced based on thorough research into several aspects so as to provide a trust-worthy and comprehensive list for clients along with peers to review. The Legal 500 Vietnam is the list of top-ranked law firms in Vietnam.

For the past three decades, The Legal 500 has rigorously evaluated law firms globally, updating its research program every year to offer the most current insights into the legal market. Assessing over 150 jurisdictions, the Legal 500 aims to provide a comprehensive view, drawing from feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, law firm submissions, interviews with leading lawyers, and a seasoned research team.

Moreover, besides the ranking list, they also provide various resources for in-house lawyers, including roundtables and client insight reports, while recognizing exceptional in-house lawyers through their GC Powerlist series and The Legal 500 Awards.

Legal 500 Vietnam ranking criteria

Similar to all the other areas in the world where the Legal 500 researches and ranks their law firms, the Legal 500 Vietnam list is created based on several criteria. Some of these criteria include:

  • Strong technical expertise for complex work
  • Serving prestigious clients
  • Extensive networks with credibility
  • Diverse capabilities beyond star partners
  • Market dominance and reputation for innovation.

Therefore, law firms on the Legal 500 Vietnam list are ranked, researched, and evaluated thoroughly for all aspects of their business. Recognized for our expertise and potential as the leading law firm in Vietnam, ATS Lawyers is honored to be ranked and receive prestigious awards from the Legal 500 for several years.

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ATS Lawyers ranking on the Legal 500 Vietnam List

Who are we?

ATS Lawyers, headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam, is a leading legal services provider dedicated to offering high-quality legal advice and consultations on both domestic and international matters. With an additional office strategically located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s economic and financial center, we are well-positioned to serve clients from across the nation and abroad who seek guidance in navigating the intricacies of the Vietnamese legal landscape.

Our rankings on the Legal 500 Vietnam

ATS has been ranked by the Legal 500 Vietnam in our main four areas of expertise:

  • Tier 2 – Labour and employment: ATS Law Firm’s employment law practitioners, experienced in terminations, redundancies, and unfair dismissals, cater to various sectors like consumer goods and education. Recently, they represented teachers from an English language school in a wage dispute amid Covid-19, led by Managing Partner Vu Thi Thu Ha and litigator Tran Hong Nhan.
  • Tier 2 – Tax: ATS Law Firm serves both foreign-invested and domestic companies, leveraging its corporate proficiency to handle tax matters related to transactions and compliance. Clients commend founding partner Vu Thi Thu Ha for her professionalism, customer focus, and extensive tax expertise, with Bui Hong Hang also playing a key role in the team.
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  • Tier 3 – Dispute resolution: ATS Law Firm is a sought-after advisor for major corporate clients and pan-Asian service providers facing high-stakes disputes, particularly in energy, manufacturing, education, and healthcare sectors. Co-founder and managing partner Vu Thi Thu Ha leads a versatile team, while Tran Hong Nhan, leveraging extensive judicial experience, handles complex disputes, and Tranh Minh Chau and Nguyen Nhu Thai Linh contribute significantly, demonstrating strong expertise in various dispute resolutions.
  • Tier 3 – Real estate and construction: ATS Law Firm is extensively involved in construction and real estate disputes, catering to clients from both private and public sectors domestically and internationally. Led by Vu Thi Thu Ha, the team adeptly advises on construction contracts, licensing, and registrations, with Tranh Minh Chau excelling in commercial contracts and Tran Quang Huy handling diverse matters, both contentious and non-contentious.


ATS lawyers awarded with the Legal 500 prestigious awards

Mrs. Vu Thi Thu Ha, the Director and Managing Partner at ATS Law Firm, has earned esteemed recognition from the Legal 500 for her exceptional legal acumen and dedication to her practice. Notably, she was honored as the “Recommended Lawyer” in banking and finance in both 2016 and 2020, reflecting her consistent excellence in navigating the intricate terrain of financial law. Moreover, her prowess extends across various other legal domains, as evidenced by her recognition in dispute resolution, labor and employment, real estate and construction, and taxation fields in the year 2020.

In 2024, Mrs. Vu Thi Thu Ha’s continued commitment to excellence culminated in her recognition as the “Next Generation Partner” by the Legal 500, a testament to her emerging leadership and influence within the legal community. Alongside Mrs. Vu Thi Thu Ha, Ms. Nguyen Nhu Thai Linh, a Senior Associate as ATS, has also been recognized as the “Rising star” in the field of Dispute Resolution: Litigation by the Legal 500.

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At ATS Lawyers, with our team of experts, we are committed to offering our clients unparalleled guidance to navigate the intricate Vietnam legal landscape and maximize opportunities in this thriving market. Contact us at +8424.3751.1888 and [email protected], or submit your inquiry via our online form here, and our dedicated team will promptly provide you with comprehensive consultations tailored to your needs.

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